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Male Stag Beetle

Male Stag Beetle
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-12 7:28
Viewed: 3614
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had a compact Sony P200 way back in 2006. I shot this male Stag Beetle with it at night inside my house in my native village in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, using fill flash. The insect was on the stone floor, so the flash bounced off the subject as well as the floor. Since this has been my only encounter with this insect, I thought I would post this picture now even though it is full of flaws.

Lucanus cervus is the best-known species of Stag Beetle (family Lucanidae), and is sometimes referred to simply as the Stag Beetle. It lives in holes in old trees and dead trunks, in the forest as well as in groves. Forest management, in eliminating old trees and deadwood, eliminates at the same time the habitat and food of this species. Once quite common, the population of the Lucanus cervus, along with that of other species of beetles which feed on wood, is in steep decline, and is now listed as a globally threatened/declining species.


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Ciao Ram, wonderful Lucanus cervus with fantastic details, beautiful metallic colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-12 15:48]

Hi Ram,a bad background but an excellent sharpness and details,maybe a camouflage? Eheheh....very interestin beetle too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Ciao Ram. Good details ans sharp for the strange one. Bit light's problems.


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